This Week in the Voice: Somewhere over the rainbow flag

In the feature this week, take a look at Georgetown’s LGBTQ community. There has been a lot of progress made in recent years, but there are still avenues for improvement: After the establishment of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance by a group of undergraduates in 1980, LGBTQ students at Georgetown faced open and vocal opposition from […]

College Dems host Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss his views on Israel

Last night, Barney Frank (D- Mass.), America’s most prominent gay Jewish politician, spoke on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the initial event of “Israel Issue Week”, hosted by the Georgetown University College Democrats and J Street U. Meandering from Israel’s treatment of homosexuals to his opinion of the new Clint Eastwood flick J. […]

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue donates $1 million to LGBTQ center

On October 26, Georgetown announced that former National Football League Commissioner and current chair of the University’s Board of Directors Paul Tagliabue (COL ’62) and his wife, Chandler Tagliabue, have made a $5 million gift to the University, $1 million of which will go to the Georgetown’s LGBTQ Resource Center. The funding to the Center […]

LGBTQ community celebrates seniors at 2011 Lavender Graduation

Yesterday afternoon, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as friends, family, and University administrators, gathered in Copley Formal Lounge for the third annual Lavender Graduation. Congressman David Cicilline (LAW ’86), the first openly gay mayor of Providence, R.I., and fourth out member of Congress, delivered the keynote address. Cicilline, who unseated succeeded longtime Providence mayor […]

Gender Liberation Week speaker argues marriage is death for LGBTQ rights

Tuesday night in White-Gravenor, LGBTQ rights advocate Ryan Conrad shared his unconventional opinions about the futility of marriage rights. “Is [marriage] the battle worth fighting for?” he asked. “I think not.” As the author and founder of Against Equality, an online critique of “mainstream gay and lesbian politics,” Conrad was invited to campus by GU […]

Prefro … er, Frosh Preview: Crime news you can use

Just like last year, Vox has compiled a guide to “news you can use”, or in other words, an excessively comprehensive review of last year’s important news stories. Today, we cover the crime issues that made headlines. Sexual assaults The past three years, there have been a series of sexual assaults following a similar formula: […]

Walter Schubert’s complete letters to the Georgetown administration

In today’s Voice news section, I wrote about how the homophobic crimes and sexual crimes against students at Georgetown has begun to affect—and possibly damage—how outsiders view Georgetown. One particularly big affect of these crimes is that Walter Schubert, shown right, who is son and brother to three Georgetown graduates and a national figure in […]

AU students plan short film about Georgetown bias crimes

Students at the November 2 anti-hate crime vigil Three American University students are producing a short video about the several bias-related incidents that took place on Georgetown’s campus this semester. Though they are producing the film for a class, their main intention is to post it on the website run by “Not in Our Town,” […]

LGBTQ Center Director says yesterday’s anti-gay slur was directed at her personally, not wider LGBTQ community

Subbaraman in the LGBTQ Center LGBTQ Center Director Sivagami Subbaraman told the Voice that yesterday’s incident—which was described in the campus-wide email as “a written slur posted on the door of the LGBTQ Resource Center”—involved a note addressed to her personally that was taped to center’s door. Subbaraman did not reveal the exact wording of […]

Georgetown students, faculty and administrators gather for vigil for hate crime victims

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer A couple hundred students gathered in Red Square Monday evening holding candles to speak out against the recent anti-gay violence. Representatives of student groups from GU Pride to the Georgetown branch of the NAACP spoke at the vigil, as well as Georgetown faculty, staff, and administrators. Chris Farris and […]

Slur written on the door of the LGBTQ Center

A campus-wide e-mail was just sent out regarding the recent bias-related assaults and announced that today there was another anti-gay hate crime: a slur was written on the door of the LGBTQ Center. According to the e-mail: As a Catholic and Jesuit university, we are committed to fostering a community that is welcoming to all […]